View Full Version : Unit testing and code coverage in C++

May 9th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Hi all,

Ive been looking around on the internet for a good testing framework. Ive noticed that there are several test frameworks for C++ around and it seems like CPPUnit is the most commonly used test framework.

the thing is im looking for a way to:

unit test my code
see the code coverage

I found lcov which is an extension of gcov. lcov seems to be able to generate a coverage report in html, pdf etc.

My next search was for an IDE or a plugin for an IDE which could at least run the unit tests and give some visual feedback. However i have had no luck....

does anybody know a good tutorial for setting up a test environment like this?? or could you please help me out a bit

thanks in advance


May 11th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Look at a tool called graphviz, it lets you automate the generation of visualizations. Also, I believe boost has a pretty nice unit testing framework.